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Dharma Talks From Ordinary Mind Zendo

Below are the archives of dharma talks given at Ordinary Mind Zendo. New talks are also made available through our podcast. If you'd like to stay up to date with the talks, subscribe through the podcast service of your choice. Click here for more information.

You can download the audio for the talks below by clicking the download icon on the far left of each row. Clicking the title will take you to the talk page which for many include the cited koans and transcription.

Date Given Speaker Title Transcription
Apr 13th, 2024 Barry Magid Where are we going?
Apr 6th, 2024 Barry Magid The Rhinoceros Fan
Mar 30th, 2024 Claire Slemmer Bodily Awareness
Mar 23rd, 2024 Barry Magid Jessica Benjamin's Bonds of Love - Pt. 3
Mar 16th, 2024 Barry Magid Jessica Benjamin's Bonds of Love - Pt. 2
Mar 9th, 2024 Barry Magid Jessica Benjamin's Bonds of Love - Pt. 1
Mar 2nd, 2024 Barry Magid Why do we sit?
Feb 10th, 2024 Barry Magid A deeply ingrained habit of non-avoidance
Feb 3rd, 2024 Barry Magid The difference between an answer and a response
Jan 27th, 2024 Barry Magid Martin Buber’s I and Thou - Pt. 5
Jan 20th, 2024 Barry Magid Martin Buber’s I and Thou - Pt. 4
Jan 13th, 2024 Barry Magid Martin Buber’s I and Thou - Pt. 3
Jan 6th, 2024 Barry Magid Joshu’s 3 turning words
Dec 30th, 2023 Hope Blosser Talking a look at our hungry ghosts
Dec 23rd, 2023 Heather Benson Hyakujo’s Fox
Dec 16th, 2023 Barry Magid Martin Buber’s I and Thou - Pt. 2
Dec 9th, 2023 Barry Magid Reification vs Recognition
Dec 2nd, 2023 Barry Magid Cutting a straight path
Nov 25th, 2023 Gayle Maslow Happy for no reason
Nov 11th, 2023 Barry Magid Converting ghosts into ancestors
Nov 4th, 2023 Barry Magid It’s all come to this
Oct 28th, 2023 Barry Magid The problem and its solution
Oct 21st, 2023 Barry Magid The curative fantasies of mastery, service, and detachment
Oct 14th, 2023 Curt Kearney Student Talk: Curt Kearney
Oct 7th, 2023 Shaheryar Azhar Student Talk: Shaheryar Azhar
Sep 30th, 2023 Barry Magid Sangha and Aristotle’s flourishing
Sep 16th, 2023 Barry Magid Growing Up and Waking Up
Sep 9th, 2023 Barry Magid The dharma king’s dharma
Aug 26th, 2023 Patricia Tschannen Student Talk: Patricia Tschannen
Aug 19th, 2023 Peter Nichols The Zen of Emily Dickinson
Aug 5th, 2023 Moira Beckett Moira Beckett - Jukai
Aug 5th, 2023 Mary McElroy Mary McElroy - Jukai
Aug 4th, 2023 Barry Magid You are still here
Aug 3rd, 2023 Barry Magid Blur the distinction between obstacle and the path
Jul 29th, 2023 Barry Magid Dharma and the Mets
Jul 22nd, 2023 Barry Magid Acceptance and forgiveness
Jul 15th, 2023 Barry Magid Intentionality is non-separation
Jul 1st, 2023 Christopher Hawkins Keeping our practice alive and frisky
Jun 24th, 2023 Barry Magid Practicing in the midst of the life we actually live
Jun 17th, 2023 Barry Magid The world of the happy man

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